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Old 30-06-2020, 08:11 AM   #46
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You got check youtube review on the amount of problem?
No. A lot of us in the A3 group especially 8v gen just face standard wear and tear issues that can be solved by replacing parts.

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Old 30-06-2020, 08:21 AM   #47
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To be honest the infamous "gearbox issue" not that scary lah.

It's almost never the gearbox, most of the time it's just the MU.
And if you suay until lao sai, at most need to change 2-3 times throughout the 10 years.
The MU cost is also not that scary, around $1.6k for oem and $2.5k for factory.

Yes, it's more costly compared to the bog-standard Jap cars, but the DSG gear shift and overall car quality in VAG cars really cannot compare.

P.S. i used to drive subbie, now golf
The vw audi gearbox is really enjoyable. Other brands dct also can not compare. Wear and tear is normal. Higher costs for European males is also normal. Not sure why people associate that with problematic. I do agree there were issues previously but itís like saying all kor cars accelerate unintentionally and all Toyota pedals get stuck.
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Old 30-06-2020, 08:38 AM   #48
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No. A lot of us in the A3 group especially 8v gen just face standard wear and tear issues that can be solved by replacing parts.
Its the earlier gens that cemented A3 infamous gearbox issues. Most still do not know current ones do not have that issue. Like A4 B8, famous for oil leaks, from B8.5 no such issues. Sometimes hearin from the horses mouth dispels such concerns.
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Old 30-06-2020, 09:01 AM   #49
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All those issues are for European/american markets where they use cars a lot longer than 10 years. In Singapore you likely wonít even use the car for 10 years, reliability wonít really be an issue for cars in their first 1-5 years.
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Old 30-06-2020, 09:05 AM   #50
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Its the earlier gens that cemented A3 infamous gearbox issues. Most still do not know current ones do not have that issue. Like A4 B8, famous for oil leaks, from B8.5 no such issues. Sometimes hearin from the horses mouth dispels such concerns.
The problem is these people only watch youtube reviews
They don't own the car or even see and drive it in person.
Likewise you don't see such people commenting on skoda and seat the same way. They only scrutinize VW

P.S: skoda must be a fantastic brand based on the many positive youtube review especially in India where their every rupees count
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Old 30-06-2020, 09:37 AM   #51
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All those issues are for European/american markets where they use cars a lot longer than 10 years. In Singapore you likely wonít even use the car for 10 years, reliability wonít really be an issue for cars in their first 1-5 years.
if sold at 5 years, you lose big on depreciation. either way, it is a big loss.

if a car can't last 10 years without major problem, it is not considered reliable. a car is supposed to last long, not only 3 or 5 years.
not expecting it to last for 20-30 years, but if can't reach 10 years or 100-150kKM mark without major issues, such high priced item is crap engineering.
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Old 30-06-2020, 03:39 PM   #52
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The problem is these people only watch youtube reviews
They don't own the car or even see and drive it in person.
Likewise you don't see such people commenting on skoda and seat the same way. They only scrutinize VW

P.S: skoda must be a fantastic brand based on the many positive youtube review especially in India where their every rupees count
You got check youtube review on the amount of problem?
Are you the one citing youtube?
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Old 30-06-2020, 05:09 PM   #53
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Are you the one citing youtube?
Yeah I guess I'm the one saying youtuBe.
It's supposed to be youtuDe

Just need to see the review in YouTude.Those repair workshop will know best as both share the same problem and most engine part is interchangeable. Only different is one build for so call the upper market.
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:09 PM   #54
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https://youtu.be/lkRt93rUK5Q
https://youtu.be/EKNUwwK0wsU
https://youtu.be/5IWpY9Qhz28

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Old 01-07-2020, 09:13 PM   #55
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https://youtu.be/lkRt93rUK5Q
https://youtu.be/EKNUwwK0wsU
https://youtu.be/5IWpY9Qhz28
Wut? US channel

Can provide something for Singapore or atleast in Southeast Asia?
And will be better to include context like "Year 2020 Top 10 unreliable car" in which Audi A1/2/3 or VW Golf/passat/Polo is ranked

Oh anyway that 3 lousy video only named the model. They didn't even explain any problem occurring on the model

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Old 02-07-2020, 11:14 PM   #56
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Wut? US channel

Can provide something for Singapore or atleast in Southeast Asia?
And will be better to include context like "Year 2020 Top 10 unreliable car" in which Audi A1/2/3 or VW Golf/passat/Polo is ranked

Oh anyway that 3 lousy video only named the model. They didn't even explain any problem occurring on the model
You can google around. Unfortunately Singapore do not have similar study. But sales performance drop badly will tell you some hits. Another source is ask thise repair workshops.

By the way, the video did give some reasons eg gear box etc.
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Old 02-07-2020, 11:41 PM   #57
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Just take note of parts that have problem reported. Other then engine configuration is usually different. Many parts are common thru out the world or share between models.
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:43 AM   #58
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You can google around. Unfortunately Singapore do not have similar study. But sales performance drop badly will tell you some hits. Another source is ask thise repair workshops.

By the way, the video did give some reasons eg gear box etc.
Likewise you google around got very reliable vehicle the owner will make video review on youtude?
And seems like Skoda and Audi sales is picking up these few years so what it means?

Just for reference, my post in 16 April 2018

No lah..actually my main point is most of such expert never even drive these car before

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Old 03-07-2020, 10:32 AM   #59
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for these issues, best is to read from the overseas forums where they are more into such things.

Many workshops, specialists , owners will write about the issues and the fix to them.
Companies will also resolve them with each new batch (i.e. through technical service bulletins and recalls , engine codes to reflect some new component change, etc).

Your engine code will tell you quite abit.

if people are interested, there are videos explaining the new parts used and what was improved.

e.g. DSG mechatronic issues - high sulfur content in the oil used which caused short circuit on the electronics. Changed to low sulfur content oil.

2.0 high oil consumption also identified the problems but not sure if engine was "upgraded".
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Old 03-07-2020, 11:34 AM   #60
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if you have a health problem, do you ask a food seller or a doctor?
if you have a car problem, do you ask the car seller or a mechanic?

VW or in general German companies are not trust-worthy these days. forgot Diesel-gate? did you read Wirecard recently? DSG/DCT scandal from VW and Ford?

German over-engineering... only ego-booster. pray lord. Korean engineering is an even more reliable partner nowadays.

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